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Old 01-22-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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Question Wheel alignment tool...?

I was just wondering what some of you use to align your wheel/chain/etc...?

With all the different techniques out there figured I'd ask what you use (laser, string, axelign, motionpro, eyeball, swingarm marks, etc.)...?

I'm looking for a more accurate gauge and wondered if there wasn't something newer or better out.

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the grumpy old man that runs Motorcycles Unlimited says that the chain guide markers on the swingarm do just fine.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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Unless your bike has been wrecked really hard the factory marks will do just fine.
If you're really and and have a lot of time you can do the string line method, but you're not likely to see any difference on a normal bike.

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just measure from the swing arm hole to the axle, center to center !
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Hmm....just figured I would ask what personal preference is on here...
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Precision Wheel Alignment Tool

Ok, I'm so I bought one of these:

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$149.95

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Ok, I'm so I bought one of these:

WheelAlignmentTool

$149.95

The link
Wow that IS !
I been using the swingarm marks forever and haven't had any unusual wear, strange handling ot any other problem.
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Ok, I'm so I bought one of these:

WheelAlignmentTool

$149.95

The link
That is one of the tools I'm looking at also...

Very nice, thanks!
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